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Finding a Florida Estate Litigation Attorney: 5 Characteristics to Look For

Uncategorized Jun 12, 2017
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What should you look for when you interview estate litigation attorneys to handle your probate matter? Are you involved in a Florida will contest or inheritance lawsuit? Well, if you are, you have most likely already been advised to hire a probate litigator. But how do you know who to hire for your estate matter? What should you look for in the Florida probate litigators who you are interviewing?

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Golf Legend,Arnold Palmer, Died WITH a Will: Who Inherits?

Uncategorized Jun 5, 2017
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On September 25, 2016, Arnold Palmer passed away. At the time of his death, many probate attorneys and estate planning lawyers  probably found themselves wondering whether or not he had a proper estate plan in place. According to a May 31, 2017 Golf Week article, he earned $875 million during his life as both a successful business man and golfer. In fact, he apparently made $42 million in 2015 alone. The article reveals that he DID have a will. Is this surprising? Who will inherit from his massive estate?

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Arnold Palmer’s $875 Million Estate

Uncategorized Jun 2, 2017
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As we all know, golf legend, Arnold Palmer, died last year on September 25,2016. According to a May 31,2017 Golf Week article, he earned $875 million during his life as both a successful business man and golfer. In fact, he apparently made $42 million in 2015 alone. The article reveals that he did have a will. Who will inherit from his massive estate?

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Therapy Dogs in Family and Probate Courts

Uncategorized Jun 2, 2017
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Midland Daily News reported on June 1, 2017 that the Midland County Probate Court has officially hired their youngest, cutest employee yet- an eight week old Labrador puppy! The puppy, Clyde, has officially started his training as a therapy dog in the probate and family court. He will live with one of the judges, Judge Dorene S. Allen.

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Is the Beneficiary of a Florida Discretionary Trust Entitled to Notice of an Adoption That Could, Perhaps, Dilute His Potential For Receiving Distributions of the Trust?

Uncategorized May 22, 2017
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What does adoption have to do with Florida probate litigation? How can an adoption affect the beneficiaries of a Florida trust? Can an adoption be deemed a sham if it dilutes a beneficiaries’ potential for receiving distributions from a Palm Beach trust? What do Florida trust lawyers need to know about adoption? If you are involved in a trust matter involving a person who was adopted, you may want to read a March 31, 2017 First District Court of Appeal( DCA) opinion, Edwards v. Maxwell.

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Rockstar Chris Cornell Dies at Only 52 Years Old

Uncategorized May 19, 2017
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On May 18, 2017, The New York Times reported that Rockstar Chris Cornell had passed away. He was best known for his lead role in the famous band, Soundgarden. He was only 52 years old when he passed away unexpectedly from a suspected suicide. Did he have a will or a proper estate plan in place? Which probate litigation law firm will handle the probate process for his estate?

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Rockstar Chris Cornell Tragically Passes Away

Uncategorized May 19, 2017
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The New York Times reported on May 18, 2017 that Chris Cornell, best known as the lead rocker in Soundgarden, had passed away. The article states that it is believed that the Rockstar committed suicide by hanging himself. He was only 52 years old at the time of his death. Did he have a will?

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5 Questions to ask if You’re Hiring a Florida Estate Lawyer

Uncategorized May 16, 2017
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Five questions to ask if you’re hiring a Florida estate lawyer. If you just lost a loved one in Florida and were appointed the personal representative, or the executive, under the Florida will, Florida law says that you need a lawyer. Your estate lawyer will help you to run the estate. If you are thinking about hiring a Florida probate lawyer, here are five questions you need to ask them.

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